American Civil War - The cost and significance of the... - Britannica.com
Some have called the American CivilWar the last ofthe old-fashioned wars; others have termed it the first modern war. Actually, it was a transitional war
What was the Civil War about? - American Civil War Forums
The origins ofthe American CivilWar, also known as the War Between the States as my Southern friends would call it, is sometimes a difficult subject to pin down. The attention of historians has been drawn to the subject, and many discussions and sometimes heated arguments have developed.